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Question: Unusual vomitting experience

 scottnshelly - Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:04 pm

Last night i had my parents-in-law over for some barbeque like we do every weekend. i had a view drinks (3-4 shots of rum) and cooked on the grill. after cooking, i sat down to eat and after about my third bite i felt a clogged-like feeling directly under my bottom right rib. every bit that i took after that i could feel building up toward my head. finally it all came up. i only vomitted what i ate just then, usually i keep vomitting until stuff i ate weeks ago comes up. i went back in and started again. the exact same thing happened again. after the second time i quit eating. i didn't feel sick or queesy, just had a headache. later on i did puke one more time, but it was over really quickly.
any idea of what could've caused that?
my wife says that either i drank too much (which i didn't) or got carbon monoxide poisoning from the grill. my mother-in-law thinks it was my gall bladder.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:14 pm

User avatar Your vomiting attack can be caused by simply over-eating or drinking too much alcohol. It can be due to stress. Many patients experience nausea after eating spoiled food or foods to which they are allergic. Patients who suffer migraine headache often experience nausea. Gallstones, gastroenteritis and stomach ulcer may cause nausea and vomiting. These symptoms should be evaluated by a physician.
As you can see the causes are endless. The point is that you should go for an assessment if the condition is repeated for more than 48 hours.
 scottnshelly - Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:57 pm

I hadn't eaten but three bites when this started and i didn't have anything that I'm allergic too. I only had a couple shots, and I usually have a lot more than a couple without vomitting.
I didn't have a migraine, just a headache from vomitting.
The symptoms didn't repeat for 48 hours, just 1/2 an hour at most.
Thanks though
 scottnshelly - Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:48 pm

so, this is all i get, one automated prefabricated response? I was thinking that this was too good to be true. there's no way that i could get real credible medical advice without the bill.
thanks anyway.
 caterinawit - Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:53 am

If you read the disclaimer, this site is for unsolicited advice, NOT to replace doctor/patient relationships! what a rude reply. Not to mention the fact, that one does not need to be in the medical profession to know that vomiting can be, and is caused by a zillion and one reasons! and since, after 30 minutes it went away, and you are fine now, i think, it was quite a waste for you to even ask such a silly question!

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